unit VII diversity

Final Project

PowerPoint Presentation

This assignment provides an opportunity for you to apply what you

have learned in this course to prepare a professional

PowerPoint presentation

,

such as

one

you might present to coworkers when discussing discrimination.

Select

ONE

of the options below as the subject for your final project. Do your research,

and

then dev

elop a PowerPoint

presentation to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. Use the slide notes function to explai

n slide contents as

necessary.

Your presentation must include

at least

the information presented under each heading. It must consist of a minimum of 2

0

PowerPoint slides, excluding the title and reference slides. Use proper APA formatting when citing sources, including your

textbook. (Remember that unmonitored Internet sourc

es

,

such as Wikipedia

,

are not acceptable.) If you need to review

guidelines for effective PowerPoint presentations, the presentation is linked

here

.

Additional information is available on the

Internet.

Option 1: Disability Discrimination

1.

Discuss a minimum of five benefi

ts of organizational diversity.

2.

Identify at least three factors that have led to increased emphasis on disability d

iscrimination in the workplace.

3.

What are three benefits

of diversity in the workplace?

4.

Discuss statistical data on education, participation rates, employment, and income levels of individuals with

disabilities.

5.

Provide a historical background of the Americ

ans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1963.

Compare and contrast these two pieces of legislation.

6.

Find two lawsuits against companies in the United States that relate to disability discrimination

,

and discuss their

basis and their results

.

Do you agree with the results?

7.

Why does disability discrimination persist despite legislation and other efforts to eliminate it?

8.

Explain the role of stereotyping and prejudice in perpetuating in

group

favoritism and out

group bias.

9.

Identify three ways in

which employers can make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

10.

If you had to argue for including obesity as a disability, what information would you use to support your argument,

and what piece(s) of legislation would be most helpful

in supporting your stance? Why?

Option 2: Religious Discrimination

1.

Discuss a minimum of five benefits of organizational diversit

y.

2.

Explain at least two reasons for the increased emphasis on religious discrimination in the United States. Why is

religious

diver

sity so important for the U.S.?

3.

Conduct research to determine how many differen

t religions exist in the world.

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4.

Research three religious groups in the United States

,

and explain why these groups continue to be victims o

f

prejudice and discrimination.

5.

I

dentify and describe Title VII of the Civil Rights

Act

as it pertai

ns to religious discrimination.

6.

Discuss two cases related to religious discrimination in the United States. Provide a minimum of two reasons for

the persisten

ce of religious discrimination.

7.

Describe at least two ways in which religious discrimination can lead to in

group

favoritism and out

group bias.

8.

Should employers provide reasonable accommodations for religious practices? Why, or why not? Please

substantiate your respons

e with legal and

moral reasons.

9.

Discuss at least three ways in which employers can accommodate religious practices of employees and

applicants.

10.

Provide a minimum of three recommendations to improve organizational cultures for religious diversity.

Option 3: Gender and Sexu

al Preference Discrimination

1.

Discuss at least five benefi

ts of organizational diversity.

2.

Provide a minimum of two reasons for the increased number of women in the workplace in the United States.

How would employer

provided child and elder care impact this

segment of the work force?

3.

Explain the historical background of gender discr

imination in the United States.

4.

Provide employment data, educational attainment, and income levels for women and sexu

al minorities in the

workplace.

5.

Describe the basic purpose of

Tit

le VII of the Civil Rights Act.

6.

Define sexual orientation. Should sexual orientation be protected under federal legislation

? Please justify your

response.

7.

Although sexual orientation is

n

ot

protected by federal legislation, is it acceptable to discrimin

ate against sexual

minoritie

s because of their preferences?

8.

Define sex discrimination

,

and provide at least one exampl

e.

9.

Define the two types of sexual harassment

and provide an example of each.

10.

Discuss case details for two lawsuits: one involving sex

discrimination in the United States and one involving

sexual h

arassment in the United States.

11.

Provide at least two reasons for the pervasiveness of sex d

iscrimination in the workplace.

12.

Provide a minimum of three recommendations to improve organizational

cultures for gende

r equity and sexual

minorities.

Option 4: Racial Discrimination

1.

Discuss a minimum of five benefits

of organizational diversity.

2.

How have changes in the racial makeup of the U.S. population i

mpacted racial discrimination?

3.

Explain the his

torical background of race in America and th

e concept of “White privilege.”

4.

Discuss affirmative action and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as it relates to race in America. What are the major

component

s of each piece of legislation?

5.

Compare and contrast

two racial groups in America on the basis of employment

, education, and income levels.

6.

Provide case information on a minimum of two lawsuits related to race discr

imination in the United States.

7.

Discuss a minimum of three reasons for the persistence of ra

ci

al discrimination in America.

8.

Explain how racial discrimination can lead to in

group favoritism and out

group b

ias in the workplace.

9.

Provide a minimum of three recommendations to improve organizationa

l cultures for racial equality.

Option 5: Age Discrimin

ation

1.

Discuss a minimum of five benefi

ts of organizational diversity.

2.

Explain recent and projected changes in the demographic makeup of the U.S. population as the

y relate to age

discrimination.

3.

Why has age become such a major t

opic in the American workfor

ce?

4.

Define and discuss the major components of the Age in Discriminat

ion Employment Act.

5.

Provide employment, education, and income levels of workers over the

age of 40 in the United States.

6.

Provide case information on a minimum of two lawsuits related to

age discr

imination in the United States.

7.

Define ageism and discuss misconceptions about the performance and abilitie

s of older and younger workers.

8.

Discuss methods that can be used to improve organizational culture for the aging workforce.

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